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Frank P Shorey - 1891 Deed
March 1891, William Feige, Frank P. Shorey 23, 452
New York, Land Records, 1630-1975
Frank P Shorey

1891 Deed
March 1891, William Feige, Frank P. Shorey 23, 452
New York, Land Records, 1630-1975
Cayuga City deeds 1891-1892 vol 23 Image 282 of 384 

Frank P Shorey - Grave - Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, NY
Photo thanks to Bob Gagnier
Frank P Shorey

Grave - Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, NY
Photo thanks to Bob Gagnier 

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"Hotel Bond is a historic hotel, built in two stages in 1913 and 1921, in downtown Hartford, Connecticut by hotelier Harry S. Bond. It is located near Bushnell Park,... Read MORE...

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US Civil War Soldiers America/USA  Frank P  Shorey

  (b. March 1847Hartford, Connecticut, USA   d. 26 January 1931Auburn, New York, USA )  
Age: 83

Frank P Shorey was born March 1847 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Frank P Shorey was the child of

He married  Alwine "Ellen" L Feige September 1869 in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts? .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Alwine "Ellen" L Feige  was born 17 December 1847 in Marklissa, Silesia, Prussia, Germany (Marklissa, Schlesien, Preußen) .  She died 5 June 1900 in Auburn, New York, USA .  She was the daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm ("William") Feige and Augusta Amalie M Theunert.

He married  (2) Adelaide M. Mobbs bet. 1902-1905 .  Adelaide M. Mobbs  was born abt. 1860 in , New York, USA .  She died 27 February 1941 in Auburn, New York, USA .  She was the daughter of William Mobbs and Amelia Wallace.

Frank P Shorey died 26 January 1931 in Auburn, New York, USA.

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What was our family talking about in 1900? Probably this! Find out why.
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(s) Possibly the son of Chester P. Shorey and Anne E. ? Found in the 1850 US Census in New Harford, Litchfield, CT. Chester is a carpenter, age 26, b. VT. Anne is 20, b. MA. Frank is 3, b. CT. Ella Jane is 1, b. CT.

NOTE: Frank P. Shorey - Civil War info:
Name: Frank Shorey

Residence: Greenfield, Massachusetts

Occupation: Carder

Enlistment Date: 21 Feb 1865

Side Served: Union

State Served: Massachusetts

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 21 February 1865 at the age of 18.

Enlisted in Company M, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Massachusetts on 21 Feb 1865.

Mustered Out Company M, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Massachusetts on 20 Jul 1865 at Fairfax Court House, VA.

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Frank P Shorey married immigrant Germany Alwine "Ellen" L Feige-- Date: September 1869 Place: Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts?
Alwine "Ellen" L Feige was the daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm ("William") Feige and Augusta Amalie M Theunert

Updated: 7/17/2011 1:38:59 PM

America/USA William F Shorey (b.1 August 1870, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 15 January 1935, Auburn, New York, USA)

America/USA Frank Shorey (b.21 June 1872, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 6 July 1872, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

America/USA Grace Louise Augusta Shorey (b.22 May 1874, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 14 August 1897, Auburn, New York, USA)

Frank P Shorey married America/USA Adelaide M. Mobbs-- Date: bet. 1902-1905 Place: 
Adelaide M. Mobbs was the daughter of William Mobbs and Amelia Wallace

Updated: 1/19/2011 10:32:22 AM

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March 1847
Hartford, Connecticut, USA

USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, who saw something shiny in Sutter Creek near Coloma, California. He had discovered gold...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S. - February 2, 1848

Invention 1849 - The safety pin is invented (Walter Hunt, United States)
Interesting Story of Its Inventor, Walter Hunt.

Buffalo Commercial.
John R. Chapin, now of Buffalo, gives some interesting reminiscences of Walter Hunt, who, in the opinion of...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1849 - March 4 - Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) becomes 12th President of the United States. He dies in office after 16 months.
During the revival of the slavery controversy, which was to result in the Compromise of 1850, Taylor began to take an increasingly firm stand against appeasing the South; but he died in Washington on ...Read MORE...

USA 1849 - May 17 – The St. Louis Fire starts when a steamboat catches fire and nearly burns down the entire city.
From the St. Louis Union.
23 Steamboats Burned!
Five Millions of Property Destroyed!!!

About ten o'clock last night, the...

1850 Is this him?
name: Frank P Shorey
residence: New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut
age: 3 years
calculated birth year: 1847
birthplace: Connecticut
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U.S. Presidents 1850 - July 9 - Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) becomes 13th President of the United States
As president, Fillmore associated himself with the pro-Southern Whigs, supporting the Compromise of 1850. Defeated for the Whig nomination in 1852, he ran for president in 1856 as candidate of the...Read MORE...

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet Beecher Stowe's story first appeared on June 5, 1851, in serial form, a chapter at a time, in a weekly ...Read MORE...

News 1853 - Aetna Life Insurance Company
Aetna Life Insurance Company started in Hartford.
Timeline of Connecticut History -

Invention 1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)
This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary or the potato chip and a resident of Saratoga Springs advises The New Yorker that many of the older neighbors are all excited. It seems that the chip was...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1853 - March 4 - Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) becomes 14th President of the United States
As president, Pierce followed a course of appeasing the South at home and of playing with schemes of territorial expansion abroad. The failure of his foreign and domestic policies prevented his...Read MORE...

USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated abolitionists gathered to fight the expansion of slavery, and they gave birth to a Party dedicated to freedom ...Read MORE...

News 1854 - Convicts and Religion
Examinations made at Auburn, New York, showed that out of nine hundred convicts, only forty-seven had ever been in a Sabbath School, and that of these only seventeen had been regular scholars.
Daily Free Democrat - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - November 11, 1854

1855 Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Living with Enoch and Betsey Fairfield and family (NOTE: Looks like he might have had a 6 year old sister, Ella Shory, living with him)

Name: Frank Shory
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: 1847
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Residence: Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Family...

Invention 1857 - Toilet paper is invented (Joseph Gayetty, United States)
Really a Capital Production!
The celebrity of Gayett's Medicated Paper for the water-closet is rapidly being extended throughout the United States. It is one of the best articles ever put before the ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1857 - March 4 - James Buchanan (1791-1868) becomes 15th President of the United States - the only bachelor to be President.
He was elected president in 1856, defeating John C. Frémont, the Republican candidate, and former President Millard Fillmore of the American Party. The growing crisis over slavery presented Buchanan...Read MORE...

Invention March 30, 1858: H. L. Lipman, of Philadelphia, patented the first pencil with eraser

The Old Farmer's Almanac - March 30, 1858

USA 1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 armed followers stole into the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as most of its residents slept. They took 60 prominent locals hostage and...Read MORE...

1860 Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Frank Shorey is found in the 1860 US Census living in Dalton, Berkshire, MA in the home of Betsy Fairfield, age 52. He is 13 years old. Betsey Fairfield was the wife of Enoch Fairfield. Their children were: Mary, William L., Edward W., and Emily A.
1860 U.S. Census
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USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861. education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html -

News 1860 - December 28 - Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad -

U.S. Presidents 1861 - March 4 - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) becomes 16th President of the United States.
Lincoln's inaugural address was stirring. He appealed for the preservation of the Union. To retain his support in the North without further alienating the South, he called for compromise. He promised ...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He wished to part with his late associates with kindness and good feeling, and if at any time he had wounded ...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States - February 8, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of Union troops in South Carolina found themselves isolated when the state seceded from the...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia. - April 20, 1861

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express Company at this place to stop the running of the Pony Express as soon as the California line is...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ran unopposed and was elected to serve for a six-year term. Davis had already been serving as the...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union). - July 3, 1863

USA 1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States
By the President of the United States,

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3. The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields ...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The Civil War: The Gettysburg Address (Ken Burns) (

On...

Invention 1864 - Pasteurization is invented (Louis Pasteur, France)
Perfect Pasteurization Means Perfect Protection

Pasturization is simply heating milk - not boiling it.

By raising the temperature of the milk to 145 degrees Fahrenheit and keeping it at that...Read MORE...

USA 1864 - May 18 - The Civil War Gold Hoax was an 1864 hoax perpetrated by two US journalists to exploit the financial situation during the American Civil War.
On May 18, 1864, two New York City newspapers, the New York World and the New York Journal of Commerce, published a story that President Abraham Lincoln had issued a proclamation of conscription of...Read MORE...

1865 Enlistment
Name: Frank P Shorey
Residence: Massachusetts
Occupation: Carder
Age at enlistment: 18
Enlistment Date: 21 Feb 1865
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Massachusetts
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company M, Massachusetts 2nd Cavalry Regiment on 21 Feb...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1865 - April 15 – Inauguration of Andrew Johnson: President Lincoln dies early this morning from his gunshot wound and Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th President of the United States.
Johnson became Abraham Lincoln's running mate, despite the fact that he was a Democrat and Lincoln was a Republican. After Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, Johnson went from vice president to...Read MORE...

USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west, eventually arriving in Appomattox County on April 8. Heading for the South Side Railroad at...Read MORE...

USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped...Read MORE...

USA 1867 - January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world. - January 1, 1867

USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"

Alaska: The Outpost State
The Big Picture (

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Invention 1868 - The typewriter is invented (Christopher Latham Sholes, United States)
... In 1867 Mr. C. Latham Sholes, a printer and editor; Mr. Samuel W. Soule, a printer, and Mr. Carlos Glidden, a retired merchant, all residents of Milwaukee, inspired by an article of the London...Read MORE...

1869 Marriage / Partner
Frank P Shorey and Alwine "Ellen" L Feige September 1869, Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts?

U.S. Presidents 1869 - March 4 - Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) becomes 18th President of the United States
In 1868, as Republican candidate for president, Grant was elected over the Democrat, Horatio Seymour. From the start, Grant showed his unfitness for the office. His cabinet was weak, his domestic...Read MORE...

USA 1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.
Celebration of the Event Throughout the United States.

Official Announcement ...

News 1869 - Seward Trip
Hon. William H. Seward, accompanied by Hon. Frederick W. Seward and lady, and Abijah Fitch, Esq., of Auburn, N.Y., have started out on a tour of some six months in duration, comprising a trip to...Read MORE...

News 1869 - Emma A. Ridley, of Auburn, N. Y., was struck by lightning and instantly killed,
the other day, while standing at a table ironing. No injury was done to the house.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - July 3, 1869

1870 Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
name: Frank E Shorey
estimated birth year: 1847
gender: Male
age in 1870: 23y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Massachusetts
home in 1870: Massachusetts, United States
Household Gender Age
Frank E Shorey M 23y
Ellen...

World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

1870 Birth of Child
William F Shorey was born 1 August 1870, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

News 1870 - Planing Mill Fire
AUBURN, N. Y., Aug. 19. - At 12 o'clock last night a fire broke out in the sash and blind factory and planing-mill of EVARTS BROS. The building, which was of wood, and the valuable machinery...Read MORE...

News 1870 - Boiler Explosion at Auburn - A Building Demolished and One Man Killed
AUBURN, N. Y., Sept. 20. - The steam boiler in T. R. STALKER's planing-mill exploded at 6 o'clock this morning completely demolishing the large brick building in which it was located, and badly...Read MORE...

World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

USA 1871 - October 8-10 - Fire Destroys 18,000 Buildings in Chicago

The Chicago Fire - "YOU ARE THERE"
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Chicago ...

USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) is established as the world's first national park. ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm - March 1, 1872

1872 Birth of Child
Frank Shorey was born 21 June 1872, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1873
Name: Frank P Shorey
Residence Year: 1873
Street Address: Taconic
Residence Place: Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Occupation: Caipenter
Publication Title: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1873
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1874 Birth of Child
Grace Louise Augusta Shorey was born 22 May 1874, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

News 1875 - Capital
Hartford made sole capital city.
Timeline of Connecticut History -

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury...Read MORE...

Invention 1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).
Professor Bell tried his telephone on the telegraph line between Boston and Salem the other day, he remaining in Boston. Conversation was carried on with the operator at Salem without the slightest...Read MORE...

USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion - First Official World's Fair in the United States
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline Shawk Brooks displayed her sculpture of a woman's face made out of butter. The rendering, Dreaming...Read MORE...

USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. - June 25, 1876

Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1877
Name: Frank P Shorey
Residence Year: 1877
Street Address: 17 Maple
Residence Place: Auburn, New York
Occupation: Carpenter
Publication Title: Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1877
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U.S. Presidents 1877 - March 4 - Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) becomes 19th President of the United States
On the night of the 1876 presidential election, Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes went to bed early. He assumed that he had lost the election to his opponent, Democrat Samuel J. Tilden. Tilden ...Read MORE...

News 1877 - Printers are upstanding citizens?
There are only three printers confined in Auburn, New York, prison. Among the convicts can be found twenty-seven clergymen, forty-two lawyers and thirteen doctors.
The Independent Record - Helena, Montana - September 9, 1877

Invention 1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.
November 21, 1877
Thomas Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph), the 1st machine to play and record sound.

The Phonograph.
The Scientific American contains...

News 1879 - Capitol building
New Capitol building in Hartford completed; Richard Upjohn, architect.
Timeline of Connecticut History -

Invention 1879 - Incandescent light bulb is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
Edison still claims that his electric light is a complete success, and says he can now furnish it at one-third the cost of gas, but he thinks that he can make the difference in price much greater,...Read MORE...

USA 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets. resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html

...At five minutes before eight o'clock there was a flicker in the lamp nearest the Telegraph Supply Company's headquarters...Read MORE...

1880 Auburn, Cayuga, New York
Living on Lizette Street in Auburn, Cayuga, New York:

Frank P. Shorey, works in machine shop, b. CT, parents b. Eastern states
Nellie, wife, b. Prussia, parents b. Prussia
William, age 9, son, at school, b. MA
Grace, age 6, daughter, b. MA
1880 U.S. Census
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News 1880 - Strange Series of Misfortunes
Daniel Cornwall, of Auburn, New York, was the victim within the twenty-four hours ending at noon yesterday, of a singular series of misfortunes. On Wednesday evening he was severely injured by the...Read MORE...

Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1881
Name: Frank Shorey
Residence Year: 1881
Street Address: 1 Lizette
Residence Place: Auburn, New York
Occupation: Laborer
Publication Title: Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1881
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USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those actively interested in beneficent organizations, a constitution was adopted as a basis of an...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1881 - March 4 - James A. Garfield (1831–1881) becomes President of the United States
In 1880, Garfield was elected to the Senate, but instead became the presidential candidate on the 36th ballot as a result of a deadlock in the Republican convention. In the election, he defeated Gen. ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1881 - September 19 - Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886) becomes President of the United States
In 1880 Arthur was nominated for vice president in the hope of conciliating the followers of Grant and the powerful New York machine. As president upon Garfield's death, Arthur, stepping out of his...Read MORE...

Hartford, Conn., Jan. 24. - The public High School was destroyed by fire early this morning, the walls only being left standing. The fire started, it is supposed, from a stove in the basement, which...Read MORE...

Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1883
Name: Frank Shorey
Residence Year: 1883
Street Address: 1 Lizette
Residence Place: Auburn, New York
Occupation: Machinist
Publication Title: Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1883
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USA 1883 - May 30 - Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12
Details of the Disaster on the Bridge.
Men and Women Crushed and Trampled to Death in the Blockade at New York Anchorage.


How the Panic...

USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

Exactly at noon on Sunday, as has been announced, the new system of uniform time will be put into effect by the leading railroad companies; and, instead of fifty different standards,...Read MORE...

News 1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
...Probably Hartford, Conn., was the most shaken of any point heard from. At twenty-one minutes to three o’clock p. m., three long and convulsive shocks were felt throughout the city and vicinity,...Read MORE...

Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1884
Name: Frank P Shorey
Residence Year: 1884
Street Address: 112 Owasco I
Residence Place: Auburn, New York
Occupation: Machinist
Publication Title: Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1884
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USA 1884 - First metal-framed skyscraper - The Home Insurance Building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported, both inside and outside, by a fireproof metal frame.
...The most expensive and probably the most substantial of the structures that can be included in this year's list in the new office section is the ten-story building being erected at the northeast...Read MORE...

Invention 1884 - Photographic film is invented (George Eastman, United States)

A certificate was filed yesterday in the county clerk's office showing that the capital stock of the Eastman Dry Plate and Film company $200,000, has been fully paid up. The trustees ...Read MORE...

Invention 1884 - The first gravity roller coaster amusement ride (LeMarcus A. Thompson, United States)
"1884: The first gravity roller coaster designed and built specifically as an amusement ride opens at Coney Island, New York. It is a commercial success and leads to the building of roller coasters...Read MORE...

USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country. - May 1, 1884

USA 1884 - August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland. - August 10, 1884

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date. - December 6, 1884

U.S. Presidents 1885 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) becomes 22nd President of the United States
In 1884 Grover Cleveland won the Democratic nomination for president. The campaign contrasted Cleveland's spotless public career with the uncertain record of James G. Blaine, the Republican...Read MORE...

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at yesterday at New York with impressive ceremonies. The city was decorated wand the harbor was gay...Read MORE...

World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885). - January 29, 1886

USA 1886 - May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine) - May 8, 1886

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed. - February 2, 1887

Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1888
Name: Frank P Shorey
Residence Year: 1888
Street Address: 112 Ovvaseo
Residence Place: Auburn, New York
Occupation: Machinist
Publication Title: Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1888
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News 1888 - The doors of the First National Bank of Auburn, N.Y., were closed on the 23d, the result of a defalcation of $200,000 on the part of its cashier, Charles O'Brien, who had fled.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - January 28, 1888

USA 1889 - May 31 - Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn
South Fork Dam burst, town of Johnstown destroyed, over 2000 deaths webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ patimeln.htm

The Johnstown disaster occurred, the worst flood...

Invention 1889 - The automobile is invented (Gottlieb Daimler, Germany)
The Various Vehicles That Can Be Seen Moved by It at Stuttgart - Daimler's Gas or Petroleum Motor - Combustible Air...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1889 - March 4 - Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) becomes 23rd President of the United States
In 1888, Benjamin Harrison received the Republican nomination for president on the eighth ballot. Though behind on the popular vote, he won over Grover Cleveland in the electoral college by 233 to...Read MORE...

USA 1890 - Yosemite National Park created

News January 18, 1890?
A Pleasant Call - Last evening a number of the members of the class of which David Salisbury is a member, of Wall street M. E. Church, called at his residence to congratulate him on the 91st...Read MORE...

News 1890 - Q. Where was the first person electrocuted for a crime in the United States?
A. In the State Prison at Auburn, New York, August 6, 1890.

The Evening Independent - Massillon, Ohio - October 23, 1935

USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

1891 Deed
March 1891, William Feige, Frank P. Shorey 23, 452
New York, Land Records, 1630-1975
Cayuga City deeds 1891-1892 vol 23 Image 282 of 384
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Invention 1891 - The motion picture camera is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, William K.L. Dickson, United States)
It is to Reproduce a Picture of What Passes Before the Mechanical Eye - With the Phonograph the Invention Will Serve to Take the...Read MORE...

Invention 1891 - The zipper is invented (Whitcomb L. Judson, United States)
"...the inventor of the first zipper, Whitcomb L. Judson, did his experimentation right here in the Windy City and in 1891 invented a device called the zipper.

Actually, the first zipper was a...

News June, 1891 (exact date unknown) - The 111th Survivors
A Large Delegation From this County Will Go to Gettysburg

A large number of the survivors of the old 111 Regiment of this county are making active arrangements for their departure for Gettysburg...Read MORE...

1892 Auburn, Ward 1, E.D. 1, Cayuga, New York
Frank Shorey, m, 44, US Citizen, machinist
Nellie Shorey, f, 43, US Citizen
William Shorey, m, 22, US Citizen, machinist
Grace L Shorey, f, 17, US Citizen, shoe shop
1892 New York State Census
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USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city today settled down on Ellis Island in the harbor and the barge office is known to them no more. The...Read MORE...

Hartford, Conn., May 23. - At 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon the factory of the AEtna Pyrotechnic company, in Mechanic street, blew up with a tremendous noise, which shook the city and was heard...Read MORE...

Invention 1893 - The electric toaster is invented (Crompton Co., UK)
Crompton and Co. invented the first electric toaster 1893 in Leeds England. This was the forerunner of todays toasters. The device was quite simple and a person had to turn the bread over to toast...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1893 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837–1908) becomes President of the United States

March 4, 1893

World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

Curious City
WBEZ - Chicago Public Media:

World's...

USA 1894 - Pullman strike
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the...Read MORE...

Hartford, Conn., July 30. - RAYMOND, aged 9; LEROY, aged 7; and FREDDIE, aged 4, the children of James W. Ganlon, a locomotive engineer on the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad, who have been...Read MORE...

World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

News 1896 - "UNCLE TOM" - Its Famous Author Dies At Hartford, Conn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe and Her Career.
Was a Sister of Henry Ward Beecher.
Wrote Much - Her First Book Was Famous.

Almost exactly at high noon, Wednesday Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, the famous...Read MORE...

News 1897 - Pope Manufacturing Company
Manufacture of automobiles begun by Pope Manufacturing Company of Hartford.
Timeline of Connecticut History -

1897-98 Auburn, NY City Directory
Page 377

Shorey, Frank P, machinist, h 100 Owasco
Shorey, Grace L, shoe op, bds 100 Owasco
Shorey, William F, twine op, h 8 Frances
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Invention 1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)
Aspirin Discoverer Dies an Unknown Man

"CHICAGO (UPI) - In these days of deadlines and taxes and other headaches, offer a cheer for Felix Hoffmann, one of the world's great...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1897 - March 4 - William McKinley (1843-1901) becomes 25th President of the United States
With the support of Mark Hanna, a shrewd Cleveland businessman interested in safeguarding tariff protection, William McKinley became governor of Ohio in 1892 and Republican presidential candidate in...Read MORE...

1897 Death of Child
Grace Louise Augusta Shorey died 14 August 1897, Auburn, New York, USA

USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
in 1897, at 6 am, over 100 people crowded onto the first train to travel through a tunnel under downtown Boston. More than 100,000 people would take the three-and-a-half minute trip that day. They...Read MORE...

News 1898 - FIRE STOPS MASQUERADE BALL. Eight Persons Severely Burned at Germania Hall, Hartford, Conn.
HARTFORD, Conn., March 8. - At a fire in Germania Hall, corner of Main and Morgan Streets, last night, while the tableux were being prepared to open the masquerade ball of the Hartford Maennerchor...Read MORE...

USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).
...On April 11, 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress for authorization to end the fighting in Cuba between the rebels and Spanish forces, and to establish a “stable government” that would...Read MORE...

USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud Spanish empire was virtually dissolved as the United States took over much of Spain's overseas holdings....Read MORE...

News 1899 - EXPLOSION AT STATE CAPITOL. Watchmen Were Investigating Gas Leak with Lighted Lantern - One Man Injured.
Hartford, Aug. 14. - Escaping gas at the state capitol caused Night Watchman James Keefe of this city and Assistant Night Watchman George H. Cooper of New Haven to investigate a leak last night about ...Read MORE...

1900 Auburn, Cayuga, New York
name: Frank P Shorey
residence: Auburn city, Cayuga, New York
birth date: Mar 1847
birthplace: Connecticut
relationship to head-of-household: Self
spouse name: Ellen L Shorey
spouse titles:
spouse birth place: Germany
father name:
father titles:
father...

USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
Washington, March 15. - The gold standard act passed by congress, defining and fixing the standard of value, maintaining the parity of all forms of money issued or...Read MORE...

USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this City, Invaded Six of Them last Thursday. Damage Estimated $350.

The peace, tranquility and prosperity of the Kiowa "Soda Fountains" were...Read MORE...

1900 Death of Spouse/Partner
Alwine "Ellen" L Feige died 5 June 1900, Auburn, New York, USA

Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1901
Name: Frank P Shorey
Residence Year: 1901
Street Address: 100 Owasco U
Residence Place: Auburn, New York
Occupation: Machinist
Publication Title: Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1901
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U.S. Presidents 1901 - September 14 - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) becomes 26th President of the United States
Assuming the presidency of the assassinated McKinley in 1901, Roosevelt embarked on a wide-ranging program of government reform and conservation of natural resources. He ordered antitrust suits...Read MORE...

World History 1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII. - January 22, 1901

News 1902 - August 22 – Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first American President to ride in an automobile when he rides in a Columbia Electric Victoria through Hartford, Connecticut. - August 22, 1902

News 1902 - Big Freight Elevator Falls at Osborne's
One Man Killed and Three Others Injured Yesterday Afternoon

Lift Dropped From Within Three Feet of the Top and Men Were Thrown Beneath Mower Wheels, With Which It Was Loaded - One of the Injured...Read MORE...

News 1902 - All Show Improvement - Tult, Salisbury and Farrell Will Probably Recover - The Funeral of Harvey
George Tult, George Salisbury and James Farrell, the three men who were seriously injured in the elevator accident at D. M. Osborne & Co's are all reported as being considerably improved today....Read MORE...

World History 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
One hundred years ago on Saturday, a young Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi stood on a sandy bluff on Cape Cod and sent a 54-word greeting from President Theodore Roosevelt across the ocean...Read MORE...

Invention 1903 - The first engine-powered airplane is invented (Wilbur & Orville Wright, United States)
Two Americans Solve Great Problem of Aerial Navigation With a Flying Machine Which They Invent and Build.
NORFOLK, Va. - The problem of aerial flight without the use of ...Read MORE...

USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan

USA 1903 - October - First World Series
The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National...Read MORE...

USA 1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.
Successful Trial of Kitty Hawk, N.C., of Wright Brother's Invention.

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a flying machine was made yesterday near Kitty Hawk, ...Read MORE...

USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St. Louis. Also, at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented. An ice cream...Read MORE...

USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
February 23 – For $10 million, the United States gains control of the Panama Canal Zone...

June 28 - A small U.S. workforce arrives in Panama to survey, plan, and continue the excavation begun by...Read MORE...

Name: Frank Shorey
Residence: Auburn, Cayuga, New York
Age: 58
Estimated Birth Year: 1847
Birthplace: United States
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Race: White
Gender: Male
Family Number: 78
Page Number: 17
Line Number: 33
Film Number: 1435219
Digital Folder Number:...

1906 Auburn NY City Directory
Page 350

Shorey, Frank, machinist, h 78 Owasco
Shorey, William, emp Osborne wks, h 21 Walnut
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Invention 1906 - August 22 – The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured.
Splendid Talking Machine.
The Victor Victrola, a splendid new talking machine, is being exhibited by Wharton Brothers. This is the costliest and by far the most nearly perfect ever seen here. It has ...Read MORE...

World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples. - April 7, 1906

Invention 1908 - The electric washing machine is invented (Alva J. Fisher, United States)
"The first washing machine powered by electricity was invented by Alva J. Fisher in 1908. Fisher worked for the Hurley Washing Machine in Chicago and named his creation The Thor.

Previous to the...

Invention 1908 - First Model-T car is produced by Henry Ford (United States)
The Ford Motor Company from now until July will manufacture in quantities only the four-cylinder Rumble Seat Runabout, Model "S," and the six-cylinder Runabout Model K. By...Read MORE...

USA 1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile. - September 27, 1908

U.S. Presidents 1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States
When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term. - March 4, 1909

1910 Auburn, Cayuga, New York
name: Frank P Shorey
birthplace: Massachusetts
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Auburn Ward 1, Cayuga, New York
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Male
immigration year:
father's birthplace: Massachusetts
mother's birthplace: Massachusetts
family...

USA 1910 - Comet Halley is visible from Earth. It won't be seen again until 1986.
May 18, 1910 Will Be the Biggest Day in Astronomical History, When for the First Time the Coming Celestial Stranger's Eccentric Orbit...Read MORE...

News 1910 - BEST REUNION YET - Ranks of 111th Are Thinning but Old Spirit Is There
Hospitality of MacDougall Home to Be Extended to Survivors Next Year

The survivors of the One Hundred and Eleventh N.Y.V. who attended the reunion of the regiment...Read MORE...

News 1911 - Joseph Nash was put to death in the electric chair at Auburn, New York, yesterday for murdering his son-in-law. Nash was a prominent citizen of Waterloo, N. Y.

The Caucasian - Clinton, North Carolina - May 4, 1911

World History 1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic

The Luxuries of the...




Invention 1913 - December 1 - The assembly line is invented (Henry Ford, United States)
"...Henry Ford installs the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. His innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to two hours and ...Read MORE...

Invention 1913 - The bra is invented (Mary Phelps Jacob, United States)
"... Mary Phelps Jacob, a young New York socialite who became exasperated with the antiquated corsets after finding it impossible to prevent the support rods from poking out from underneath the...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1913 - March 4 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) becomes 28th President of the United States
Wilson became the 28th president of the United States, serving two consecutive terms in the White House, from 1913 to 1921. During his time in office, Wilson faced many challenges at home and abroad, ...Read MORE...

USA 1913 - July 10 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent.
Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees.
The Weather Channel -

USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
New Route Across Continent Will Be Inaugurated With Many Celebrations in Towns Touched by It.
New York, Oct. 31. - Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the new direct...Read MORE...

USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act. - December 23, 1913

News 1914 - Missing Auburn Man Believed in the Woods - Sherman S. Salisbury Who Disappeared at Malone. May Be Mentally Unbalanced.
Watertown - Feb. 5 - John M. Hyde, head of the Black River Paper & Manufacturing Company, by which Sherman S. Salisbury of Auburn was employed as a traveling representative when he disappeared at ...Read MORE...

News 1914 - Missing Auburn Man is Located in Adirondacks - Sherman S. Salisbury Employed at Lumber Camp, Mr. Wallace Informs Friends
AUBURN - Feb. 8 - Sherman S. Salisbury of No. 17 Mary street in this city, reported to have been missing from Watertown for nearly four months, is in the Adirondacks about thirty miles north of...Read MORE...

Hartford, Conn., Feb. 21. - The Union Station of the New Haven Railroad here was wrecked by fire this afternoon and all train service interrupted. A large amount of baggage and express matter was...Read MORE...

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress

Washington, May 9. - President Wilson today approved a joint resolution setting apart...Read MORE...

World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium

The Great War (

August 1, 1914 - ...

USA 1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the United States Congress.

Congress has just set aside 700 square miles of mountainous region near Denver which will hereafter be known as the Rocky Mountain National...Read MORE...

USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham Bell in New York City and his former assistant Thomas A. Watson, in San Francisco, California....Read MORE...

World History 1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool. - May 7, 1915

USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. - May 30, 1916

Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1917
Name: Frank P Shorey
Residence Year: 1917
Street Address: 794 Owasco
Residence Place: Auburn, New York
Occupation: Machinist
Publication Title: Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1917
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USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
From the New York Herald.

With the passage of the new government bill by the Senate yesterday all doubts of the future status of Puerto Ricans are removed. American...Read MORE...

USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.

World War I: Entry Of The United States (

U.S. At...

USA 1917 - May 21 - The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 takes place.
Fire In Atlanta Razes 100 Blocks; Loss $2,000,000
Wide Residence Area in Northeast Swept by Flames Starting in Storage Building.
Soldiers Called To Aid
Dynamite Used Vainly to Prevent Blaze...

USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.
But He Must Register on Tuesday or Go to Jail

Eagle Bureau, 901 Colorado Building.

Washington, June 2 - As a betting ...

USA 1918 - March 19 – The United States Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time (DST goes into effect on March 31).
Getting Used to the "Daylight Saving" Time.

"Daylight saving" is now a law, if not a fact, and as both the government and railroads are to adopt the new system, and most factories, the public will ...Read MORE...

World History 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire. - October 31, 1918

USA 1919 - February 26 – Grand Canyon National Park: An act of the United States Congress establishes most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park.

The senate bill to make the Grand Canyon a national park was passed last Monday and sent to conference. In the area set aside are 996 square...Read MORE...

USA 1919 - June 4 – Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

Reading Through History (


World History 1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to 13 million lives and caused unprecedented damage. Germany had formally surrendered on November 11,...Read MORE...

USA 1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:

Roots of PROHIBITION The Time is Now (Ken Burns) (

The...

1920 Auburn, Cayuga, New York
name: Frank Shorey
residence: , Cayuga, New York
estimated birth year: 1848
age: 72
birthplace: Connecticut
relationship to head of household: Self
gender: Male
race: White
marital status: Married
father's birthplace: New York
mother's birthplace: Massachusetts
film...

USA 1920 - January 17 - Prohibition goes into effect on January 17, 1920, under the provisions of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
'Cans' and 'Can'ts' of Amendment
Dry Amendment 'Cans' and 'Can'ts'

Here are some of the things you can do under a prohibition amendment and title 2 of the Volstead enforcement act, effective at...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1921 - March 4 - Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) becomes 29th President of the United States
When the 1920 convention was deadlocked between Leonard Wood and Frank O. Lowden, Harding became the dark-horse nominee on his solemn affirmation that there was no reason in his past that he should...Read MORE...

News 1922 - AUBURN LANDMARK BURNED. Cayuga County Courthouse Destroyed With a Loss of $200,000.
AUBURN, N. Y., April 30 - The Cayuga County Courthouse was destroyed by fire of unknown origin this afternoon. The building was a handsme [sic] landmark of Colonial type, erected early in the last...Read MORE...

Invention 1923 to 1927 - Television is invented (Vladimir Kosma Zworykin (Russia), Philo Taylor Farnsworth (United States))
...Zworykin had a patent, but Farnsworth had a picture

Zworykin and his television
Zworykin is usually credited as being the father of modern television. This was because the patent for the heart ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1923 - August 2 - Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) becomes 30th President of the United States
After Warren Harding's death Vice-President Coolidge became President and handled the Washington scandals with care and finally managed to save the Republican Party from public blame for the...Read MORE...

USA 1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.
Citizenship Given Indians
- Long Beach Press -

Every native-born Indian in this country is made a citizen of the United States by act of President Coolidge in signing the Indian Citizenship...Read MORE...

Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1926
Name: Frank P Shorey
Gender: M (Male)
Residence Year: 1926
Street Address: 79 Owasco
Residence Place: Auburn, New York
Occupation: Retired
Adelaide D Shorey
Publication Title: Auburn, New York, City Directory, 1926
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Invention 1926 - The aerosol can is invented (Erik Rotheim, Norway)
"On November 23, 1927, Norwegian engineer Erik Rotheim (also spelled Eric Rotheim) patented the first aerosol can and valve that could hold and dispense products and propellant systems. This was the...Read MORE...

USA 1926 - November 11 – U.S. Route 66 is established.

Traveling Route 66
Smithsonian Channel ( - November 11, 1926

News 1927 - Flood
...At Hartford, Conn., 12 families were marooned on the second floors of their homes..
The Oelwein Daily Register - Iowa - November 4, 1927

USA 1927 - May 20–21 – Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo, nonstop transatlantic airplane flight, carried out from New York City to Paris, France, in his single-engined aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.

The Lindbergh Story by Questar Video (


Invention 1928 - Sliced bread (bread slicing machine) is invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder (United States)
"...The first automatically sliced commercial loaves were produced on July 6, 1928, in Chillicothe, Missouri, using a machine invented by Otto Rohwedder, an Iowa-born, Missouri-based jeweler....Read MORE...

News 1929 - April 7 - Record heat prevailed across New England. Hartford CT reported an afternoon high of 90 degrees. -

U.S. Presidents 1929 - March 4 - Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) becomes 31st President of the United States
In the election of 1928, Hoover overwhelmed Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New York, the Democratic candidate and the first Roman Catholic to run for the presidency. He soon faced the worst depression in...Read MORE...

World History 1929 - February 11 - Independent State of Vatican City created by Lateran Treaty
Lateran Concordat of 1929
On February 11th, 1929, an historic treaty was signed between the Italian Government and the Vatican re-establishing the political power and diplomatic standing of the...Read MORE...

USA 1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre
Gunmen of Alphonse Capone (1899-1947) murder seven rival Chicago mobsters in the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre." resources/ state-history-timeline/ illinois.html - February 14, 1929

USA 1929 - October 24–29 – Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).

1929 : The Great Crash.
Mary Kelley (

In the 1920s,...

1930 Auburn, Cayuga, New York
name: Frank P Shorey
event: Census
event date: 1930
event place: Auburn, Cayuga, New York
gender: Male
age: 83
marital status: Married
race: White
birthplace: Connecticut
estimated birth year: 1847
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Head
father's...

Invention 1930 - Scotch tape is invented (Richard Drew (3M), United States)
"...Back in the ’20s, Scotch was a synonym for 'cheap.' Richard Drew, a 23-year-old research assistant at Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, was trying to create a sticky-but-not-too-sticky adhesive ...Read MORE...

World History 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered
Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh.

The existence of an unknown ninth planet was first proposed by Percival Lowell, who theorized ...Read MORE...

USA 1930 - July 7 - Construction begins on the Hoover Dam (originally known as the Boulder Dam)

The Story of Hoover Dam
The Best Film Archives...

Tuesday, January 27, 1931
Frank P. Shorey died 26 Jan 1931 age 83 at his home at 79 1/ 2 Owasco Street in Auburn, Cayuga, New York. He was born in Hartford, CT. Burial at Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, NY.
The Auburn Citizen
Auburn, New York
Tuesday, January 27, 1931
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Frank P. Shorey Dies

Frank P. Shorey, 84, died Monday evening at the home, 79 1/2 Owasco Street. He was born in Hartford, Conn., and had lived in Auburn 50 years. Mr. Shorey was a machinist and retired employee of the International Harvester company and was a member of the Junior Order of Mechanics. He was one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil War In Auburn. He served with the Second Massachusetts Cavalry and was an officer of Seward Crocker post, G.A.R.. many years.

Surviving are his widow, Adelaide M. Shorey; a son, William Shorey of Auburn; two stepsons, Wallace D. Hyser of Syracuse and Raymond F. Hyser of Minnesota, a stepdaughter, Lelah M. Hyser of Auburn and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. Edward L. James, pastor of Second Baptist church, officiating. The services of the G.A.R. Daughters of Union Veterans and Auburn Circle, Ladies of the G.A.R.. also will be held. Burial will be in Fort Hill cemetery.


Funeral of Frank P. Shorey

Funeral services for Frank P. Shorey, 83, who died last Monday night at his late home 79 1/2 Owasco Street were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home. The officiating clergyman was Rev. Edward L. James, pastor of the Second Baptist Church. Services were also conducted by members of Seward-Crocker Post, G.A.R., ladies of the Col. Kennedy Circle and Daughters of Union Veterans.

The services were largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings which mutely bespoke the high esteem in which Mr. Shorey was held.

Bearers were George E. Davis, Eugene Pinckney, Guy Van Liew, Frank Way, Clarence Patrick and Arthur Rhinehart.

Interment was In Fort Hill Cemetery. Taps were sounded by Harold Ide, bugler.

Buried at:
Fort Hill Cemetery

Auburn, New York, USA
West Lawn B, Lot 23, Grave 1


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